DeMaurice Smith to UNI Congress: "It's time for athletes to reclaim the spirit of sport"
NFL Players Union Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, who was elected to the Executive Committee of the UNI World Athletes at the inaugural world assembly of UNI Sport on December 5, 2014, urged UNI affiliates to help athletes reclaim the spirit of sport. In a rousing speech to over 2000 delegates, Smith said, "Our athletes, and the men and women who provide services, deserve to be more than just by-products of a commercial enterprise!".
"We need to be the moral voice in the wilderness - the voice that reclaims what was once ours. we need to take back the beauty and the humanity of sport. There can be no beauty in sport when greed is the biggest winner. We need to move to a world wher the integrity of sport does not tolerate migrant workers in Qatar who die building stadiums."
Mr. Smith was elected to the UNI World Athletes (formerly UNI Sport PRO) Executive Committee at the inaugural World Assembly of the sector on December 5, 2014.